Introducing Elegia: The First High-End Closed-Back Headphones From Focal – Oct 06, 2018 – Denver, Colorado (Techreleased) – Focal is proud to today announce the launch of Elegia, the very first high-end, closed-back headphone from the French acoustics leader. Just like it’s three high-end open-back predecessors, Utopia, Clear and Elear, Elegia is uncompromising when it comes to sound. Elegia features speaker drivers integrated directly into the closed-back headphones, without making any concessions on the reproduction of the lowest frequencies. Elegia is an invitation for audiophiles to make a date with absolute sound whenever and wherever they want, to dive into an intimate sound bubble without worrying about a noisy environment interfering with moments of pure musical bliss.


Whether it’s the motor, the voice coil, the surround or the dome, Focal has chosen skillfully created cutting-edge technologies true to their brand, developed and assembled in their own workshops to ensure the very best is put into these innovative circumoral closed-back headphones.

Focal’s exclusive frameless, copper voice coil measuring 4 mm high is also very lightweight in relation to the traction capacity of the moving part, which reproduces the signal perfectly. These exceptional headphones would not be complete without an exceptional dome, which is why the “M” shape inverted dome, a major innovation in open- back headphones, is also used for Elegia.


Loading a speaker driver into a “small room” makes it extremely sensitive to its environment. Focal’s forty years of expertise in manufacturing allowed for a focus on the vents in a way that wouldn’t limit the frequency response in the low-range, and as a result, properly manages the air flow. Because of this, the Elegia’s full-range speaker driver includes a vent to manage the balance between the bass and the midbass.

A second vent, located at the back of the ear cup, picks up the rear wave coming from the center of the motor to avoid any compression and extend the frequency response of the speaker driver. Focal accomplished this by ensuring a connection between the center of the motor and the outer part of the ear cup located beneath the Focal logo.


A citizen of the world, Focal doesn’t just create high-performance acoustic solutions, they go “beyond” with designer features and comforts to champion an exceptional way of life. Elegia is no exception to this rule. With its well-mastered geometry, the headband molds perfectly to the head, providing optimal grip for on-the-go use. The memory foam microfiber earpads and the yoke also mold perfectly to the wearer’s face, and are both key contributors to the headphones’ supreme comfort. On top of this, the sophisticated, noble materials used, such as leather, microfiber fabric and solid aluminum give Elegia its elegant style, design and timelessness.